Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 35

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

45_36/2006Cover Picture: The First Structural Characterization of a Binary P–N Molecule: The Highly Energetic Compound P3N21 (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 36/2006)

A binary P–N molecule was unambiguously characterized for the first time. The cover shows the molecular structure of P3N21 determined by X-ray diffraction. The explosive decomposition of a sample in a drop-hammer experiment and the protective clothing that must be worn during such an experiment are also depicted. Further details on the balancing act between the formation and decomposition of this molecule are provided by T. M. Klapötke and co-workers in their Communication on page 6037 ff.

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